Friday, March 29

HOSKINSON INDICTED

Andrew Hoskinson the Newark man accused of killing his 21-year-old girlfriend has been indicted. Hoskinson, 22, faces one count of aggravated murder, two counts of murder and one count of strangulation in the death of Tala Smith. According to police, on Sunday, March 17, Smith was severely beaten and strangled in an area near the Manning Street Bridge over the Licking River. She died six days later. Hoskinson is due back in court next week. He remains held on $1.5 million bond.

FIVE CENTRAL OHIOANS KILLED IN CRASH

Five people from Delaware County ranging in age from seven months old to 55 years old died in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Pennsylvania. The crash involving two vehicles and a tractor-trailer happened around 2:00 pm on Route 40 in Farmington, which is about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. According to officials, Harold Nibert was traveling east on Route 40 when he apparently went left of center and struck the truck head-on. Nibert and four others in his car were pronounced dead at the scene.

GOOD FRIDAY

Today is Good Friday the day on which Christians observe the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. From the early days of Christianity, Good Friday was observed as a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting.  Easter Sunday is the day in which Christians celebrate Christ’s resurrection.

VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It was on March 29, 1973, when the last American combat troops left Vietnam. Today our nation recognizes those 500,000 men and women who answered the call to service, including the more than 58,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.

SOUND THE ALARM CAMPAIGN

The Central & Southern Ohio Region of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers for its 2024 Sound the Alarm campaign.

Don Hawkins said the Sound the Alarm campaign will take place from April 13 to May 4. For more information visit www.redcross.org.

KEEPING AN EYE ON PLASTICS

Companies producing plastics emitted nearly 63 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2021, about as much as 15 coal-fired power plants.

Alexandra Shaykevich, with the Environmental Integrity Project, said the toxic chemicals emitted during plastics production have been linked to asthma, bronchitis and cancer.